Langtang Valley Trek
This beautiful nation of hills and mountains makes for an excellent paradise for travelers, adventurers, and explorers looking for great trekking or sightseeing experience. With its stunning hills and mountains, a country like this makes a fantastic trekking or sightseeing destination for adventurers, travelers, and explorers.
One of the short hiking routes in Nepal, the Langtang trek offers fantastic views from a lowland jungle with banana trees and monkeys to mountains and glaciers above the valley floor. However, Short doesn’t necessarily mean easy. The Trek starts off quite challenging, with many long and steep climbs that one would expect in a trek in Nepal. Despite that, the thrill and beauty of Nepal you get to experience during this Trek can rarely be matched by any other place in the world.
About Langtang Mountain Trek
Langtang is 120km north of Kathmandu, on the border with China; it runs through the areas of Nepal that were most affected by the earthquake. As you trek along Langtang’s ridge, you’ll pass through stunning forests, yak pastures, and alpine meadows. At the end of the Trek, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of vast valleys.
In the Langtang Valley, you will find the most breathtaking landscapes, authentic culture, and heartwarming hospitality that will make your trip memorable. The valley is only an hour or so from Kathmandu and is one of Nepal’s most lovely regions.
Although the Langtang Mountain trek is not the most popular Trek like Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it provides travelers a sense of adventure and thrill that these other treks may not provide. On top of that, Views of the Himalayas, Langtang valley, and beyond Tibet can be seen from Kyanjin Ri, a destination on the Trek.
Preparing For the Langtang Trek
The Langtang Lirung peak, at an altitude of 7,234 meters, is the tallest peak on the Langtang Himalayan circuit. However, the highest point on our Trek is on Kyanjin Gompa at an elevation of 3,800 meters. This might not be much for frequent trekkers, but it still is quite an elevation for newcomers. Therefore, people with lung diseases should avoid or take precautions before engaging in such activities due to the difficulty of adapting to such a high altitude. In addition, people might experience altitude sickness when they are at such elevated altitudes.
The Trek can be easy to moderately difficult depending upon your liking of hills and off-road paths. The best time to engage in these treks would be during the transitional seasons from March to June and September to November. However, the cold can be a big factor during the journey. As a result of the cold, we recommend you bring the following items with you to your Trek. Our group of friends also took these things with them on our first trip to Langtang.
- Warm clothes, including jackets, sweaters, and thermal wears
- Water bottles and thermos
- Portable fire stoves
- Snow Glasses and flashlight
- Well-fitting gloves, socks, and shoes or boots
- Trekking sticks
- Moisturizers and lip guard
- Energy bars
However, if you forgot any of these items, you can easily locate them in trek shops in Syabru Besi, the starting point of the Trek, though the price there would likely be higher than normal.
You’ll need a TIMS card for the Langtang trek and a national park permit, which costs around NPR 5000 or around US$40 per person. TIMS cards can be obtained from the Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu, located at Pradarshani Marg, Bhrikutimandap.
Accommodations and facilities
The trekkers have to spend nearly all of their time in small tea houses along the Langtang route. The services and facilities offered in such places are quite basic; however, the hospitality from the locals is excellent.
- Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
- Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
- Trekking Guide and a porter (Sharing by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with a car and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- All needed government tax/vat.
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
- Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters
Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guideline; it might change due to fluctuating weather conditions, availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen political, trail and environmental, or any other factors beyond our control. In this happen, your Dimas Adventure company guide/leader will choose the best way to the final decision on the best alternative after consulting with the group.
At last, if the itinerary is unsuitable for you, please let us know, and we will make a tailor-made one. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.
Finally, the trek to the Langtang region can be an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience because of the stunning scenery and stellar views, along with the warm hospitality of the locals. We hope you enjoy and take in every moment that you spend there.
- Day 1
Arrival day in Kathmandu Overnight Altitude 1300ma
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, one of our staff will be there to pick you up from the airport. Then from the airport, he will transfer you to the hotel to take a rest. Overnight stay at Hotel.
- Day 2
Kathmandu - Syabrubesi 115km Drive 7-8h and Overnight altitude 1550
The following day we travel towards Syabrubesi. An eight-hour drive of about 115km takes us to our destination for the second day. We stay overnight at the hotel.
- Day 3
Syabrubesi-Lama hotel Hm up approx 1412 Hm down approx365 Gz 6.30h and Overnight altudite 2450m
The third day of hiking starts at Syabrubesi. After that, on the hiking path, you’ll have to pass through the Bhote Koshi River as well. Afterward, you need to reach Lama Hotel hiking through steep paths and thick rhododendron forest.
- Day 4
Lama Hotel-Langtang 11.7km Hm up approx 1068 Hm down approx 92 Gz 6.30h and Overnight altudite 2380m
From Lama Hotel, the trail continues climbing through the forest with occasional glimpses of Mount Langtang Lirung between the trees on the trail. After crossing small streams and moraines, it leads to the settlement of Kyangjin. At more than 3,800 meters, Kyangjin is the highest point of the Trek unless you decide to climb one of the peaks of Langtang. So, you need to take a rest day and enjoy and adapt to the elevation.
- Day 5
Langtang -Kyanjin Ri-Kyanjin Gumba 10.5km Hm up approx 1118 Hm down approx3711 Gz 6.30h and Overnight altudite 3870m
The trail ascends through yak pastures, and the views widen as the valley opens up further. Finally, after crossing small streams and moraines, it leads to the settlement of Kyangjin. At more than 3,800 meters, Kyangjin is the highest point of the Trek unless you decide to climb one of the peaks of Langtang. So, you need to take a rest day and enjoy and adapt to the elevation.
- Day 6
Kyanjin Gumba - Lama Hotel 9.9km Hm up approx 84 Hm down approx1468 Gz 6.30h and Overnight altudite 2380m
When you return to Kyangjin from the main trailhead, you will retrace the path you just took up the valley, following the Langtang Khola to Mundu village and on to Ghora Tabela. The return hike will be shorter than the ascent. After lunch, continue down the steep slope to Lama Hotel.
- Day 7
Lamahotel- Syabrubesi 11km Hm up approx 414 Hm down approx1445Gz 5h and Overnight altudite 1550m
The hike back from Lama Hotel is fairly simple. While enjoying the quiet forests and hills, you can retract your steps back toward Syabru Besi. Although if you should take a detour from Rimche to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon if you’re feeling fit. The journey will take longer, but it’ll surely be worth it.
- Day 8
Syabrubesi- Kathmandu 115 km 7-8h drive and overnight altitude 1300m
We take the same route back from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
- Day 9
World heritage tour around Kathmandu and Shopping day overnight altitude 1300m
This is the second to the last day of your trip and it will begin with fascinating sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. Sightseeing tour includes visit around World heritage site such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swoayambunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu durbar square, Patan Durbar square any many more. Overnight stay at hotel.
- Day 10
After the long and enjoyable Nepalese experience, you will finally return back to your home nation.